Ashworth Award Dinner to Honor Curtis Westbrook


Cary, NC — The Ashworth Award Dinner has become part of The Heart of Cary Association‘s (HOCA) new traditions that honor citizens who work to make Downtown great. This year, they honor Curtis Westbrook, Sr. on Friday Feb 28, 2014.

The Ashworth Award

This is the third year HOCA will hold the event.

The Ashworth Award recognizes those in Downtown Cary who promote the mission of the Heart of Cary Association. It is named in honor of Ralph and Daphne Ashworth, prominent Cary business owners and the award’s first recipients.

Last year’s recipients were Carroll and Sheila Ogle whose numerous Downtown projects include the Guess Ogle House, Olde Chatham Commons and the Matthews House, the Cary Community Foundation and the Women’s Giving Network.

Curtis Westbrook

Curtis Westbrook, Sr.  owns and operates Westbrook and Associates, a family owned company that manages many downtown Cary commercial properties including Chatham Square and Maynard Plaza.

He was chosen for his efforts to promote the diversity and prosperity of the Downtown business community.

Moved to Cary in ’69

Mr. Westbrook moved his family to Downtown Cary in late 1969. On August 1, 1970, he opened a real estate office at 125 West Chatham St. Since that time he has been involved in the sale, development and management of real estate both residential and commercial. He has developed Parkside Shoppes, authentic Williamsburg retail Condos at 200 West Academy. Recently, he has assisted in the establishment of Cary Pottery, with son in law Kenneth and daughter Glenda.

Mr. Westbrook has helped many other business in Downtown over the years. For the last 15 or so years his business manages only the self-owned commercial real estate. Mr. Westbrook came to Cary as an active Raleigh Jaycee and continued with the Cary Club. Other civic activities include:

  • Rotarian since 1970
  • Founding member of Kiwanis Club
  • Founding member of Cary Historical Society
  • Founding member and Treasure of Veterans Freedom Park
  • Served on the original board of Cary Community Foundation
  • Founding member of Cary Visual Art, served as board member and chair
  • Originated Art Ball idea and served as first chair
  • Chair, Heart of Cary Association
  • Active at First United Methodist Church, past Chair of Board of Trustees
  • Instrumental in Waldo St. improvements

Event Info

Ashworth Awards Dinner
Friday February 28, 2014 7:00pm

The Matthews House
317 West Chatham St.
Downtown Cary, NC

Individual tickets are $65.00, Couples tickets are $120.00.

Visit Heart of Cary Association for more info.